Spotlight on Journalism: The Salt Lake Tribune's Pulitzer-winning investigation into sexual assault at Utah colleges
In 2017, The Salt Lake Tribune was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting (https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/salt-lake-tribune-staff) for "a string of vivid reports revealing the perverse, punitive and cruel treatment given to sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University, one of Utah’s most powerful institutions." The winning package also included an investigation into how multiple reports of sexual assault against one Utah State University football player were handled by local police and the university. Four members of the team will answer questions about the reporting process and the investigations: Erin Alberty, Jessica Miller, Sheila McCann and Rachel Piper.
This AMA is part of r/IAmA’s “Spotlight on Journalism” project which aims to shine a light on the state of journalism and press freedom in 2018. Join us for a new AMA every day in October.
Edited 2:35 p.m. MT: Hi everyone! Erin is still checking in on a few replies/questions, but we're going to say goodbye. Thank you so much for having us, and for your thoughtful questions! We'll leave you with some links:
Our "Must Reads" section, which highlights other investigations into sexual assault responses at other schools and institutions
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